NUMBERS: TVKO reported 650,000 pay-per-view buys and
over $26M in pay-per-view revenue from the September 13
Oscar De La Hoya/Hector Camacho title fight, making it the
third-highest-grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event of
all time (TVKO)....TNN's cable rating for the CMT 300 NASCAR
Winston Cup event on September 14 was a 3.9 rating, hitting
2,776,000 households (NASCAR).
WOMEN'S PROFILE: In N.Y., Robin Pogrebin examined the
influx of new women's sports publications in Sunday's N.Y.
TIMES. Pogrebin: "Editors of the new magazines trumpet
their publications as a refreshing change from business as
usual -- even, on a grander level, political progress. But
far from advancing some brave new vision for women in the
21st century, the industry experts say, the new sports
magazines have simply identified a potentially lucrative
market and are hoping to cash in" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/21).
NAMES IN THE NEWS: Billy Cunningham said NBC called to
see if he is interested in possibly replacing Julius Erving
on the network's studio show (MIAMI HERALD, 9/20)....The
Cavs named Brad Daugherty as their analyst for 20 games on
WUAB-Cavs TV this season (Cavs)....Matt Guokas was named as
the new analyst for SportsChannel's 42 Cavs games
(SportsChannel)....Rob Parker of Newsday, and his new
magazine, OSCAR, the only quarterly written by and about
sports journalists, is noted in MEN'S JOURNAL (10/97 issue).